Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5

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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 4:17AM CDT

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This has been a long way in the rumour mill by now, but it seems more and more the case that director Michael Bay will indeed not be returning to the Paramount/Hasbro franchise, working instead with the studios on other projects. The 'confirmation' - and please notice the quotation marks - comes from sites such as Variety and IGN, but, and we cannot stress this enough, it has not been officially confirmed by Bay or Paramount yet. Read on below for yourselves to see what you make of it!

After making it clear he will not be directing the next “Transformers” pic, Michael Bay may have found a project that doesn’t involve larger-than-life robots.

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Bay said in August that while the next “Transformers” is already dated, he would not be returning to direct, and while this film will not feature the same elements, it still fits into his wheelhouse of action-heavy material


Bay said he believes he'll hand directing duties on Transformers 5 over to someone else so he can work on other projects, such as a documentary about elephant poaching. "There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make," said Bay, who's helmed all four live-action Transformers flicks. "I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles."
Credit(s): Variety, IGN
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Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618117)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 30th, 2014 @ 4:27am CDT
If anyone can find a way to get cars, explosions and leery shots of women into a docu on elephant poaching then its Mr Bay. ;)

He must be sick of Transformers by now so fair play to him. This should allow the films to evolve ( or transform if you please), build on what is good and replace elements that need replacing.

Edit: Actually, I think this is false. A docu on elephant poaching seems like such a huge change for him that I dont see it being true.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618119)
Posted by RhA on October 30th, 2014 @ 4:30am CDT
Interesting, let's see how it turns out.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618122)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 30th, 2014 @ 4:38am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:If anyone can find a way to get cars, explosions and leery shots of women into a docu on elephant poaching then its Mr Bay. ;)

He must be sick of Transformers by now so fair play to him. This should allow the films to evolve ( or transform if you please), build on what is good and replace elements that need replacing.

Edit: Actually, I think this is false. A docu on elephant poaching seems like such a huge change for him that I dont see it being true.


Actually, the latest news has it that, according to Variety magazine, "Bay is in early talks to direct Paramount’s “13 Hours,” which is based on the true story recounting the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya, on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11." Sounds like something along the lines of The Rock--he's always loved to direct movies like these.

Frankly, I can see him being creatively exhausted as far as the TF franchise is concerned, despite the money he's making.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618126)
Posted by Gekas on October 30th, 2014 @ 5:16am CDT
[quote]The tricky part is if you introduce too many, the narrative starts falling apart.[/quote]

It's funny that he says that considering TF4 had so few Autobots, yet they failed immensely in devoloping their characters. My friend walked out of the movie asking me why they barely mentioned their names, and how the Helicopter Autobot just disappeared from the movie after the factory siege.

Would be awesome to have Unicron, but the budget on that would have to be enormous. I'm hoping we see more well known Decepticons this movie, like Blitzwing and Thundercracker.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618132)
Posted by MightyGrimlock on October 30th, 2014 @ 5:39am CDT
Nooooooo . . . . Think of the Elephants

I think its quite sad when my brain processes "Michael Bay" and "Elephant Documentary", and then this video immediately flashes to my mind



Sad for Bay, or just sad for me.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618134)
Posted by Mykltron on October 30th, 2014 @ 5:51am CDT
This is old thing comes round a lot. Much as he doesn't like TF's he doesn't want to let someone else carry on with his child. If he does let go, please don't let David Lynch take his place.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618135)
Posted by Burn on October 30th, 2014 @ 6:39am CDT
Mykltron wrote:This is old thing comes round a lot. Much as he doesn't like TF's he doesn't want to let someone else carry on with his child. If he does let go, please don't let David Lynch take his place.

He'll be busy with Twin Peaks anyway.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618137)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on October 30th, 2014 @ 6:46am CDT
If Bay is leaving, who will direct? Spielberg or Lucas? Though thatwould be interesting for one of the two to direct the movies

George Lucas / Steve Spielberg + The Transformers = $$$$$
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618148)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2014 @ 7:47am CDT
Oh brother. :roll:

This is like the, what, zillionth time this rumor's come about? First it was that he wouldn't return for the third movie, and then we got DOTM. Then it was that he wouldn't return for the fourth movie, and then we got AOE. And here we are once again for the fifth movie.

As long as he keeps bringing in the Benjamins, I doubt Hasbro will ever let him go. I'll believe this when it comes from Paramount or from Bay himself. But as of now, this is as bogus as it's ever been.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618151)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on October 30th, 2014 @ 7:57am CDT
No good... If Michael Bay is gone, next movie will be a fail, like G.I.Joes

Transformers 5 should wait till Mr. Bay takes a little rest.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618153)
Posted by Noideaforaname on October 30th, 2014 @ 8:24am CDT
Meh.
This rumor has popped up every sequel. Besides, a change in director means nothing (Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Pirates have all had changes in directors without completely rebooting everything), and there's no way they're going to try anything new when Bay's method has earned them billions. At most they'll just go with a Bay-esque director.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618161)
Posted by dragons on October 30th, 2014 @ 9:06am CDT
Hate to see him go if its true but having director is half and half now it could be good or it could be bad new director will not looks remain same , look bad unrecognizable with there looks and personalitys defiantly hate to see bots look boring g1 blocky looking unrealistic that bay had shown us with there faces looking like they do now in comics smooth no robotic parts to show there robots make them look more humanized face giant alien robot face to smooth to pass for robotic face looks if ripped human face right off wears it as mask
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618163)
Posted by SlyTF1 on October 30th, 2014 @ 9:12am CDT


No. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If it's true, all these years of fighting have been for naught. I don't see how this could be a false rumor, seeing as though TF5 already has a set date and Bay wants to direct another movie, instead. There's always a chance, but odds are in the favor that it's true, as of now.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618165)
Posted by Madeus Prime on October 30th, 2014 @ 9:30am CDT
*hyperventilating*

C-clould it be-????!!!!

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Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618168)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 30th, 2014 @ 9:31am CDT
Confirmed. Bay won't be directing Transformers 5.

http://ie001.blogspot.ca/2014/10/confirmed-michael-bay-wont-direct.html
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618170)
Posted by KnightAero on October 30th, 2014 @ 9:34am CDT
This is the second article I have seen... And to be honest it is not over till Michael Bay says something... Or Paramount announces it...

All speculation and attempts to drive ad revenue... After all did you all click on the IGN link? ;-)
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618172)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2014 @ 9:38am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Confirmed. Bay won't be directing Transformers 5.

http://ie001.blogspot.ca/2014/10/confirmed-michael-bay-wont-direct.html
What confirmation? That site's source is the same one as ours, IGN.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618173)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 30th, 2014 @ 9:39am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Confirmed. Bay won't be directing Transformers 5.

http://ie001.blogspot.ca/2014/10/confirmed-michael-bay-wont-direct.html
What confirmation? That site's source is the same one as ours, IGN.



Ah, my mistake.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618178)
Posted by SlyTF1 on October 30th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Confirmed. Bay won't be directing Transformers 5.

http://ie001.blogspot.ca/2014/10/confirmed-michael-bay-wont-direct.html


It's over. It's all over.
Re: Rumour: Michael Bay Not Returning to Transformers 5 (1618180)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 30th, 2014 @ 10:04am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Confirmed. Bay won't be directing Transformers 5.

http://ie001.blogspot.ca/2014/10/confirmed-michael-bay-wont-direct.html


It's over. It's all over.
If you read his link, you'd see that that site's source is the same unofficial source as ours: IGN.

NOTHING is confirmed until Bay or Paramount say so.
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